Posts With The Category: "Mosquitoes"
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the first locally acquired case of Chikungunya in the continental United States was reported in Florida last July. They keyword there is locally acquired - as in a mosquito here in the U.S. spread the disease. Previously, Chikungunya cases were only reported in individuals that had traveled to countries where the virus was common. So what is the status of Chikungunya today and has it spread to Hawaii? Let’s take a closer look.
Mosquitoes have been a problem all over Hawaii since these stinging insects were introduced from bilge water carried in on whaling ships in the early 19th century. They can be found on all the islands, but the wetter the island, the more mosquitoes there are. Let's take a look at these nasty little buggers, and see if there is something we can do about them driving us crazy.
If you plan on spending some quality time outside enjoying our beautiful Hawaii weather, you will want to remember to protect yourself from mosquitoes. It is that time of the year again when the mosquitoes begin to breed and rapidly multiply. A fun afternoon cooking out can turn into a feast for mosquitoes, leaving family and friends with itchy mosquito bites.